September 1, 2016
Children in the U.S. spend nearly six hours a day in school and consume as much as half of their daily calories there. Given that reality, and a childhood obesity rate that reached 18 percent in 2012, there’s a growing recognition of the need to make school an environment that supports healthy eating. But what about class parties? Are there alternatives to the sweets and junk food kids have come to expect at these celebrations?
August 10, 2016
Some 12.7 million children and adolescents in the United States are obese, putting them at increased risk of problems like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. But there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity. A new report highlights success stories from across the nation, including Southern California, where Kaiser Permanente has partnered with community groups to help kids move more and eat better.
June 29, 2016
One in five Kaiser Permanente members — some 2 million people — spend the majority of their day in school. If school is a positive environment, it can encourage health and healthy habits. But if it's not, then students are less likely to thrive. In this video, two Kaiser Permanente leaders discuss Thriving Schools' work to positively impact the health of schools.
June 15, 2016
This year’s Spring Activity Challenge just wrapped up and the results are in. Several schools are walking away with cash prizes that will put them on the path to even greater success, helping them build school environments that strengthen and support opportunities for more physical activity.
June 2, 2016
The International Bullying Prevention Association seeks to advance best practices for preventing bullying. Here, two of their members, Sameer Hinduja, PhD, and Justin W. Patchin, PhD, offer their best tips for for parents.
April 20, 2016
Even after all these years of touring, Nightmare on Puberty St. continues to resonate with middle schoolers, moving them to reach out and share their personal stories of suicidal thoughts, self-harm, depression and mental health issues, bullying, abuse and domestic and other violence. When they do, the performers/educators are there to listen, to provide support and to continue to save lives.
April 14, 2016
Each summer, to help spread the “edible education” vision to schools far beyond the Berkeley, Calif. campus, ESYP holds their annual Edible Schoolyard Academy, inviting educators, gardening enthusiasts, food service coordinators, parents and community leaders to join them for a week of training on how to create sustainable edible education programs in their schools and communities.
April 13, 2016
Though it has not necessarily been easy, thousands of school districts now offer nutrient-dense whole wheat grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins to children who participate in school meal programs. So what does it take to get kids to consume healthy meals, preferably with delectable delight?